First mover Uber has managed to capture 90% of Australia’s ridesharing market, a Roy Morgan study has revealed, but competition is expected to heat up as Chinese rival DiDi enters the Sydney market next month. When Uber first arrived in 2013, the service was illegal, but managed to establish its dominance before ridesharing was… Read more »
Chinese ridesharing giant Didi will finally land in Sydney next month, nearly two years after it first landed in Australia, taking on US firstmover Uber and Indian rival Ola just as the honeymoon period for growth in the sector in the unprofitable sector appears to be coming to an end. Didi’s Sydney operations will… Read more »
There’s an old sporting sledge, coined by a 1930s Springboks rugby forward after an unlikely win, that applies equally in business: “Look at the scoreboard!” Andrew Skelton, CEO and Managing Director of A2B Australia, the old Cabcharge business running the 13cabs network, said as much to Uber in the AFR last week in releasing the… Read more »
Grabox has dubbed itself an “in-car convenience store”: it distributes to drivers boxes full of snacks that passengers can buy during their ride.
Women-focused ridesharing service Shebah has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for expansion.
Having built a base in Australia over the past nine months, India-founded rideshare company Ola has announced its expansion into New Zealand.
India-founded rideshare company Ola has appointed former eBay Australia boss Simon Smith as its managing director in Australia. Smith, whose previous roles also include time as a non-executive director of Sportsbet, CEO of local social networking platform Nabo, and as a consultant at McKinsey, will be tasked with developing the company’s presence in Australia –… Read more »
The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
Automotive giant Daimler has led a US$175 million ($231 million) funding round for Estonian rideshare startup Taxify, bringing the company’s valuation to US$1 billion.
Estonia-founded rideshare company Taxify has launched in Australia, naming Zomato’s former head of growth and partnerships, Samuel Raciti its local country manager.
A new player in the ridesharing place looking to tackle the issue of sure pricing to benefit both drivers and passengers is Hi Oscar.
Shebah is a rideshare service for female-identifying drivers and passengers only, with boys to the age of 12 travelling with a woman welcome.
The main difference between Hop and the other players is in the cars drivers use, with Hop connecting drivers to Hertz rental cars. Through this partnership, drivers pay to rent a car from Hop and then keep 100 percent of all fares.
Uber partners with Sydney trip planning startup SkedGo to combine ridesharing and public transport services
Uber has today announced a partnership with Sydney trip planning startup SkedGo to complement its ridesharing trips with public transport routes. The partnership will see Uber creating a more seamless journey for customers planning and booking door-to-door multimodal trips.
The Victorian government is moving to regulate ridesharing, with Transport Minister Jacinta Allan announcing that she will be working with Sex Party leader Fiona Patten to develop a framework for rideshare services that “works for Victoria”.